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Archive: October 2013

Leather harness at DSTM, Berlin

Shop in Berlin: DSTM

It’s actually embarrassing, that this blog post is written only now. It should’ve been written months ago, when this beauty of a little boutique opened. Considering I met Jen Gilpin, the owner and creative director of the label DSTM for the first time over six years ago and have followed her career ever since. Anyway, take a look into one of the prettiest boutiques of Mitte: DSTM.

Lucky Leek main course: mushroom risotto with sweetpotato tempura and eggplant-pumpkin rolls stilinberlin

Vegan in Berlin: Lucky Leek

If you’d ask me, when it comes to vegan food, Berlin still has a lot to do. Yes, there’s the wonderful Veganz with its two stores, and there’s the delicious Goodie’s delis (who just opened their fifth joint in Schlachtensee, but is not thinking about Mitte or Kreuzberg…), and then there are the gazillion vegan burger or burrito places, but if you’re not at all going for this fast vegan food, it can be difficult.
But what am I talking about, there are possibilities, and one very fine for a delicious 100% vegan dinner is Lucky Leek.

Discover This: The Patience Stone

At first, there is an image that has a strange beauty to it. The washed out blues and the strokes of white look like an abstract painting. But the further the camera pans to the side, the more we realize that we are facing a wall that hasn’t been painted for some time. Then an equally beautiful canvas with prints of birds that are heading to the sky appears. But it turns out to be a simple window curtain. Then, suddenly, the sound of an explosion that makes the water in a bowl tremble and ripple before a hand reaches into the water to soak a cloth. The hand belongs to a beautiful but nameless woman who washes her husband’s face and is trapped in a room that seems like her prison. This room becomes her shelter as the war outside comes closer and closer.